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Looking for a RPG

NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Background: In the late 80's/early 90's, my brothers and I used to play Star Frontiers, a pen-and-paper RPG by TSR. It was a fairly standard/vanilla game - roll 2d10 to see if you successfully hit the target, then roll whatever dice your weapon + ammo told you to. We had the initial boxed set (I think it was called "Alpha Dawn", or something along those lines that's suitably 80's), and wanted to see if there were any other boxed sets that would contain more maps of the home planet's city, which is where our play sessions took place.

One of my brothers brought home another boxed set, but it was most assuredly not Star Frontiers. I'm not even sure if it was from TSR. Whatever it was contained at least two books, but I'm thinking there were three. I know one was blue, the other orange. I think there were a couple of maps, but I'm not sure. The game seemed a lot darker than Star Frontiers' Star Wars-esque setting. It seemed to be very sci-fi - genetic engineering, cybernetic implants, multiple planets, etc. I remember thinking that the art was incredible, even if the rules/setting seemed a bit more complicated than I was comfortable with (hey I was only 10 or so).

I do know this - it wasn't RIFTS, and it wasn't Shadowrun. Any ideas? I'd like to see some of its art again.

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    Hahnsoo1Hahnsoo1 Make Ready. We Hunt.Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Alternity, perhaps? Although I don't remember the art being particularly memorable.

    The Traveller/Megatraveller series is complicated, and may also be an option, but it wasn't made by TSR.

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    Judge-ZJudge-Z Teacher, for Great Justice Upstate NYRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    My money is on Space Master. I have it sitting in front of me here. It has a Blue GM book, Green Player Book, and Orange tech book, along with two star maps and a sheet of spaceship counters.

    Link to details on the whole product line. .

    There weren't too many space themed RPGs at that time outside of Star Frontiers, Traveller (which did not have books the colors you describe, if I recall correctly, at least not as a box set) and Space Master. Alternity was more mid-late 90s and beyond.

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    NightslyrNightslyr Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I think that's the one. Thanks!

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